bulbous

[buhl-buhs]
adjective
1.
bulb-shaped; bulging.
2.
having or growing from bulbs.
Also, bulbaceous [buhl-bey-shuhs] .


Origin:
1570–80; < Latin bulbōsus. See bulb, -ous

bulbously, adverb
nonbulbaceous, adjective
nonbulbous, adjective
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bulbous (ˈbʌlbəs)
 
adj
1.  shaped like a bulb; swollen; bulging
2.  growing from or bearing bulbs
 
bulbously
 
adv

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bulbous
1570s, "pertaining to a bulb," from bulb + -ous. Meaning "bulb-shaped" is recorded from 1783.
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Example sentences
She was blind, her features lost in a bulbous and livid pulp.
Before me a chafing dish filled with congealing pigs-in-a-blanket reminds me of
  my formerly bulbous thighs.
Others merely think it fun to touch something so bulbous and endangered.
Bulbous structures at stem bases more add to my plant list enlarge.
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